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Using public policy to cover a multitude of sins

Tweet This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. Sutherland Institute recently released a statement in support of the state Legislature’s refusal to expand Medicaid under Obamacare and how it’s choosing … Continue reading

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Freedom from the fringes

Tweet Back in my Navy flying days we had a saying: If you’re not getting shot at, you’re not over the target. Apparently talking about founding principles, self-governance, and individual rights and responsibilities puts us over the target, because there’s … Continue reading

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‘The Yellow Bird’ and the limits of liberty

Tweet This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. English journalist and author G.K. Chesterton once wrote a parable about liberty titled “The Yellow Bird.” In this parable, a Russian scholar, … Continue reading

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The law that sounds reasonable – but isn’t

Tweet This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. Partisan activists have used words like tolerance, fairness and equality to gain special rights. In the name of fairness, a growing number … Continue reading

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What’s fair about equal outcomes?

Tweet Have you come across this phrase before? “Equal people are not free and free people are not equal.” The point of that saying is that no society can guarantee equal outcomes for its members, and trying comes at the … Continue reading

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Loss of federal funds might uncover a silver lining

Tweet Last week I ran across a Salt Lake Tribune story telling how some local governments and water districts are feeling the pinch as their state funding, which is dependent on federal funding, begins to dry up. State and local … Continue reading

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Freedom to close businesses on Sunday is worth preserving

Tweet Living in a community bordering Highland, we see lots of signs for and against local Proposition 6, which would do away with the city’s Sunday closing. The anti-Proposition 6 campaign is in the right. People don’t need to shop … Continue reading

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